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Catastrophe Updates

  • Typhoon Lan (25W)

    Typhoon Lan is currently located in the Philippine Sea approximately 1400 mi (2250 km) south southwest of Tokyo and has sustained winds of 82 mph (132 km/hr), equivalent to a mid-strength Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). Lan is currently forecast to track north in the coming 36 hours, before curving northeast and making landfall near Tokyo, Japan, on Monday October 23. Current landfalling intensity forecasts vary between Category 1 and Category 3. A...

  • Storm Ophelia (October 2017)

    On Monday October 16, the remnants of Major Hurricane Ophelia impacted Ireland and United Kingdom bringing peak onshore gusts of up to 97 mph (156 km/hr) . Initial damage reports indicate the system has caused minor damage to property, affected power lines and downed trees across Ireland and the United Kingdom, with only a few reports of extensive property damage. Impacts in Ireland. Initial reports indicate damage to roofs, power lines and downed trees. The majority of the reported d...

  • Tropical Storm Khanun (24W)

    Tropical Storm Khanun (24W) made landfall in the early morning (local time) on Monday October 16 in southwest Guangdong Province with winds of 63 mph, equivalent to a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS), according to the China Meteorological Administration . Khanun passed south of Hong Kong on Sunday October 15 and caused a No. 8 storm warning third of five warning levels, however little damage was reported. According to the Guangdong Provincial Civil Aff...

  • Northern California Wildfires (Oct 2017)

    Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 14 fires, principally in the wine-growing valleys north of San Francisco, as of Monday October 16. Fires in Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Yuba, Butte, Fresno, Calveras, Orange and Nevada counties have burned about 213,000 acres (86,000 hectares), destroying about 5,700 structures and forcing the evacuation of over 100,000 people, according to CAL FIRE and local officials. As of Monday evening local time on October 15, there are 41 recorde...

  • Hurricane Nate (AL16)

    Hurricane Nate made its first U.S. landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at around 00:00 UTC on Sunday October 8 (19:00 CDT on Saturday October 7) as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 km/hr). Nate made a second U.S. landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, at around 05:30 UTC (00:30 CDT) as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 km/hr). Initial damage assessments indicate property damage is not extensive, ...

  • Windstorm Xavier (Oct 2017)

    On Thursday October 5 a strong low-pressure system travelled across Germany and Poland, bringing winds of up to 75 mph (120 km/hr). GERMANY: The highest winds occurred in a swath from Hamburg (pop. ~1.8 mn) and Bremen (pop. ~560,000) to Berlin (pop. ~3.7 mn) and Dresden (pop. ~540,000). Thousands of people were left without power in this region. Gusts of up to 75 mph (120 km/hr) affected Berlin, the first time that hurricane-force winds have impacted the capital for several years. Dam...

  • Major Hurricane Irma (AL11)

    Major Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys at around 13:30 UTC (09:30 local time) on Sunday September 10 as a Category 4 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 130 mph (210 km/hr). Irma made a second landfall in Florida at Marco Island near Naples at around 19:30 UTC (15:30 local time) on Sunday September 10 as a Category 3 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 115 mph (185 km/hr). Gusts up to 130 mph (210 km/hr) were repo...

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